Origin of cannabis
Latin, hemp, from Greek kannabis; akin to Old English hænep hemp
First Known Use: 1783
Medical Definition of cannabis
1a capitalized : a genus of annual herbs (family Moraceae) that have leaves with three to seven elongate leaflets and pistillate flowers in spikes along the leafy erect stems and that include the hemp (C. sativa)b: hemp 1
2: any of the preparations (as marijuana or hashish) or chemicals (as THC) that are derived from the hemp and are psychoactive
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